Careless words. A challenge accepted. And a startling murder.
After an outspoken sports Toronto radio talk show host's public suggestion that someone needs to knock some sense into the baseball team's new Cuban pitcher, a listener apparently takes the host literally… with deadly consequences.
Inspector Paul Manziuk wants nothing more than to focus on his work; however the combination of the recent death of a friend and a prickly new partner makes it difficult. Fortunately, Manziuk is able to draw on his own love of the game to find clues, but his partner knows nothing about baseball, so he has to try to guide her in more ways than one.
Before the murder becomes a nationwide scandal, Manziuk and Ryan need to eliminate people from the list of suspects, which includes the talk show host herself, a pair of rival newspaper journalists, several of the pitcher's teammates, and a few hangers-on.
Glitter of Diamonds is the second standalone novel in a series of classic-style mysteries set in modern-day Toronto. If you like an interesting cast of characters, tongue-in-cheek humour, and plot twists as shocking as a change-up pitch, then you'll love J. A. Menzies' whodunits.
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